I got Speed-Find.com Hijacker in my laptop. How do I get rid of it? It generates unwanted pop up ads which is really driving me crazy! I want to get rid of it completely! If you want to find a way to remove it completely, here is the post to help you with effective removal guide.
Speed-Find.com Hijacker is an unneeded domain which provides search engine to public and use its search engine to promote some products or websites for its sponsor. The unwanted hijacker usually hijacks browsers in the infected computer. We usually call this kind of search hijacker “unwelcome web browser hijacker” because some of the nasty ads or annoying pop-ups are contained in the existing Internet Explorer due to the browser hijacker inside. When you are visiting your social websites, some pictorial ads with alluring content with which links closely to you interest is attempting you to click on the link. When you click on the picture, we don’t know what will be intruded into your computer. The browser hijacker would forcibly redirect some wanted website to unknown sites or ban the website you want with ways like continually showing no response or showing Webpage does not exist.
Due to its annoying redirecting actions, it is not very hard to find out the fact that if your browser is affecting by Speed-Find.com Hijacker. First of all, you network connection becomes very slow. It would take more than usual time to finish downloading or open new tab. And browser is constantly unresponsive. It would cause a lot of problems in the victim system. The main function of the stubborn malicious hijacker is executing destruction of your entire computer by loading a lot of advertising pop-ups, banning useful function of anti-virus program, stop security procedures. You can see some links appear with attractive or interesting online game picture or beautiful girls. To make your computer running as well as before, you need to get rid of it as soon as possible.
The search engine such as Google or Yahoo will be redirected to its domain and your homepage will be modified to unknown resources. Your computer is responding slowly in every process and the responding process makes you feel like it stuck. You will be annoyed about the budges of pop-ups and adware that accompany with it. You have to wait for more time than usual while opening a new webpage on the infected browser because it takes more time to load process. You are always being redirected to some unsafe links or malicious websites.
Manual removal is a complicated and risky process, so please back up all important data before making any changes on your computer. Here are some instructions to handle with the Trojan horse manually, and be cautious when going through the following steps.
1 Clear all the cookies of the affected browsers.
* Google Chrome: Click on the Tools menu → select Options → Click “Under the bonnet” tab → locate “Privacy” section → browsing data” button → “Delete cookies and other site data” to delete all cookies from the list.
* Internet Explorer: Click “Tools” → Click “safety” → “delete browsing history” → Tick “cookies” box and click delete
* Firefox:: Click “Tools” → Click “Options” → Click “Privacy” → Click “remove individual cookies”
2 Remove all the add-ons and extensions.
* Google Chrome:
(1). Click the Customize and Control menu button →Tools→ click Extensions
(2). Select the related Extension and click Disable.
* Internet Explorer:
(1). Click Settings → Click Manage Add-ons
(2). Click Programs tab → Click Manage Add-ons → Disable all the suspicious add-ons.
（1）. Click the Firefox menu and click Add-ons
(2). Click Extensions, select the related browser add-ons and click Disable.
3. Show Hidden Files
(1). Press Win+R to get run option
(2). Type in Control Panel and hit enter to get Control Panel
(3). Click on Appearance and Personalization link
(3). Click on Folder Options link
(4). Click on View tab in Folder Options window
(5). Tick Show hidden files, folders, and drives under Hidden files and folders tab
(6). Click Apply to effect， then click OK at the bottom of the Folder Options window.
4 stop virus processes in the Windows Task Manager.
(1). Press Ctrl+Alt+Del keys together to get Windows Task Manager
(2). Click More details
5. Remove all the malicious files registry entries through Registry Edit.
*Speed-Find.com is a high-risk browser hijacker which will change the homepage and browser settings, and redirect your web search results to random sites containing lots of illegal advertisements, even Trojan, rootkit or other malware virus. Sometimes the antivirus software cannot identify the computer threat accurately and timely or remove it permanently. Therefore, manual removal is the best choice to uninstall it completely from your computer. Users can follow the manual guide here to have this virus removed instantly.
(1). Using Registry Editor to delete all the related registry entries.
*Guides to open Registry Editor:
Press Win+R key together then Registry Editor will pop up.
(2). Find out and remove the associated files of Speed-Find.com Hijacker.
In general, hateful redirections would cause many inconveniences. Speed-Find.com Hijacker tries to confuse the victims through a mixture of good results and bad in search result so that it can promote what it wants you to see and click on. Its pop-up ads might contain Trojan virus or spam ware to scam you money. it sends the link is to increase the visiting rates and seeks chance to get into target computer to achieve its purpose. Although your laptop is equipped with a very good protection with famous anti-virus software, it can still have chance to be infected because browser hijacker often disguise as a innocent plug-in and it only infect the target Internet Explorer instead of the entire operating system. In order to avoid further infection, manual removal is the only effective method to delete it completely.
Published by & last updated on February 13, 2014 5:36 am